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                          HOW TO USE A BREADMAKER
 
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 Categories    : Breadmaker                       Info/tips
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         JUDY GARNETT pjxg05a
 
    1. Try using Rapid Rise yeast and check the date on
   it when you buy it. Keep it in the refrigerator and
   always BRING IT TO ROOM TEMP.BEFORE USING IT. I have
   been using bulk yeast lately because it’s more
   economical. I use 2 1/2 level tsp.of the bulk yeast in
   lieu of a pkg of yeast. (This is for the 3 Cup DAK).
   
   2.Use BREAD flour instead of all- purpose flour. It
   has more gluten. If you are using “darker” flours such
   as rye, whole wheat etc., use at least 1 c. white
   BREAD flour along with the other flours, and try using
   1 tsp. vital wheat gluten for each cup of flour called
   for in the recipe. At times, I also use a 1 tsp.
   lecitihin for each cup of flour. It helps the
   elasticity and rise of the bread. If you can't find
   either product, call all your local health food
   stores. Drug Stores often have lecithin near the
   vitamins.
    3.Check to see that all liquid ingreds. are not too
   hot or cold.--95 to 110 degrees is about right. I use
   a very unscientific method for the warm water and
   milk. I run hot water from the tap and give it the
   “bath water for baby” test on the wrist. <G> Have your
   other ingreds. such as eggs and butter at ROOM temp.
   If the ingreds. are too hot or cold it may kill the
   yeast.
    4. The key to using the auto- breadmaker is to have
   the correct proportion of flour to liquid. After the
   dough has kneaded for a few minutes in the breadmaker,
   look in and see if there is ONE ball of dough which is
   incorporating most of the flour from the sides of the
   pan. While it’s in its first knead (BEFORE it goes
   into the fermentation and touch the dough lightly. It
   should be in one soft ball. If your finger has sticky
   dough on it, add a Tablespoon of flour. Let it knead a
   minute and touch it again and check to see if it’s
   still sticky. Keep adding a tablespoon at a time ONLY
   
   until it’s no longer sticky, DON'T OVERDO IT. It
   should be a nice “soft” ball. If it just makes a
   slight indentation and doesn't look crusty, it’s
   probably about right. If it feels too dry or is in two
   or more balls, OR if the BM seems to be laboring or is
   “walking”, add a tablespoon at a time of WARM water.
   PLEASE DON'T ADD TOO MUCH LIQUID. If you add too much
   liquid in proportion to the flour, the dough may rise
   too much and overflow. (Your bread won't be done in
   the center either) 5.If you look in and see that the
   dough is threatening to rise up over the top of the
   bread pan, don't panic, poke it a few times with a
   toothpick, skewer, fork,etc. until it deflates. 05/31
   12:54 pm  LOREL
          FOOD AND WINE BB TOPIC: BREADS BY MACHINE TIME:
   05/31 1:05 PM
   
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